Do you love to read but find yourself reading the same author or genre over and over again? Do you enjoy reading and want to challenge yourself to branch out? Or, do you want to read more but often lack motivation?
Then The Orthodox Mama’s 2016 Reading Challenge is for you!
What is the reading challenge? It’s a fun and simple way to read books this new year. Here are the basics of the challenge:
-You will read one book a month from a specific category (details below)
-You don’t have to read them in the order listed
-At the beginning of each month I will give you many ideas for fantastic books within that category that you just might enjoy
-Throughout the month I will post updates on my Facebook page (if you haven’t started following yet, this would be a great time!), sharing the books I’m reading within that category. You can chime in with what you are reading and get recommendations from other readers.
-At the end of the year we will celebrate our success and share our favorites from 2016 (plus have a pretty awesome giveaway…)!
So, are you in? If you’re not convinced yet, here are the categories:
2016 Reading Challenge
January: A Book that Inspires You
February: A Book About Love
March: A Book Set in Another Time Period
April: A Memoir
May: A Mystery
June: A Nonfiction Book on a Topic That Interests You
July: A Book By An Author You Really Enjoy
August: Something You Should Have Read in School But Didn’t
September: A Newbery Award Winner (The Best Work of Children’s Literature for that year. HERE.)
October: Something Scary
November: A Fantasy
December: A Book Set in Another Country
What To Do
If you would like to join the challenge, you can do any of these three things:
- Download this pretty printable to track your progress
- Follow The Orthodox Mama on Facebook so you can join in the conversation
- Leave a comment below letting me know you’re in!
(Psst. If you’re a bit shy like me, know that you aren’t required to do any of these–they just might make the community experience a bit more fun. You can always join anonymously and enjoy reading some great books on your own this year!)
Next week I will share some ideas for January’s category (A Book That Inspires You) to get you started.
What do you say? Will you give the 2016 Reading Challenge a try? What category are you most excited about?